Home > Study Abroad in Iceland Iceland The land of fire and ice, Iceland's dramatic scenery combines the power of volcanoes with the frozen beauty of glaciers. This is your chance to explore the world of the Norse bards and the Vikings. Travel North! Contrary to its name, Iceland isn't terribly cold all the time! Iceland’s climate is considered (subpolar) oceanic. Thanks to the currents of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland actually experiences far less chilly temperatures than the name would suggest. Reykjavik, located on the southeastern coast, doesn’t experience the same temperature extremes and snowfall that regions to the north forecast. And let's not forget about the incredible culture! While a remembrance of traditional culture certainly remains a major facet of Iceland's identity, Iceland’s most popular cultural export is, in fact, music. With artists like Bjork, Sigur Ros, and Of Mice and Men garnering international plaudits for their work, the influence of Nordic folk music on modern pop, jazz, and rock is undeniable.
France is the perfect country to absorb culture. If you’re looking to enhance your French skills, head to Grenoble for an intensive term dedicated to the French language. Have some experience with French, but would like to study other fields as well? Head to Lyon, where courses are available in Business, Law, Political Science, Psychology, and more! Or if you don’t have any French experience, but would like to experience the unique French lifestyle, head to Paris, the City of Lights, an international capital and gem of Europe.
Tantalizing tapas, Don Quixote, morning run with the bulls, be a Barcelona beach bum or surveyor of the Pyrenees. ¡Bienvenidos a España! Dali, Cervantes, Goya, El Greco, and Gaudi: all helped shape modern culture, and all originated in Spain. Walk in their footsteps throughout Barcelona and Madrid, seeing the sights and sounds that inspired their revolutionary work. Explore Plaza Mayor and Puerta de Sol in Madrid, or head over to Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona’s largest square, located in the heart of the city. And throughout the cities, chat with Spaniards and bask in their eccentric personalities. Spaniards are infamous for their enthusiasm and geniality towards all people. Rather than resent tourists that visit Spain, Spaniards are likely to greet you with open arms and hearts. Don’t be surprised when you meet a stranger and are greeted with two kisses on the cheek, an embrace, and a good laugh. Although you may not have met an individual, they’ll treat you like an old acquaintance, smiling and including you in the conversation in order to make you feel comfortable.